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  • Grunt GI

    Heh. Too funny. Cuz it’s so true.

  • Spin Drift

    A brokered convention maybe a closer reality as the mainasshat repubs are now backing Ted. Jeb just gave his endorsement, active money should not be far behind.

    This would be how would play it out if I’m the GOP let winDsoc know that he can have the nomination if he chooses Marco as his running mate. Stiff Ted, then using the GOP controlled House and Senate impeach the winDsock in 2017.

    The GOPe wins the end game, set and match.

    Spin

    • David M

      I am sooooo done with the GOPe and the GOP. They need to go away like the whigs. It is time for a new party fully constitutionalist.

    • H_B

      They’re only backing Ted as a spoiler candidate. At this point, Ted Cruz requires 97% of all remaining unpledged delegates to earn the nomination. When the New York primary rolls around, which Mr “anti-New York Values” is guaranteed to lose, he will lose all chance of being the nominee. No longer possible.

      Cruz and Kasich will both be discarded after the first ballot in a brokered convention. But the GOPe only gets a chance at a brokered convention if they stay in the race, so Kasich was told to “remain in”, even though it is mathematically impossible for him to get the nomination.

      • Browncoat

        … or elected in my opinion.

        • Old Codger

          No argument there.

  • Big Jim

    Haw!!

  • JTC

    The scenario; windsock and windbag put ego and hurt feewings aside, put the nation first, make a pact and a deal, and that dream team could tell the GOPe, the moneychangers, and the socialist puppeteers to pound sand, own that convention and maybe save the world.

    Right. Get ready for Madame President…IOW, check and recheck your precious metals portfolio; silver, gold, copper, lead, and cold blue steel.

  • The_Basseteer

    “Mr. T”???? I see a new look in the works for “Don” Trump!!

    • H_B

      I know, right? As a child of the ’80s, there is only one “Mr. T”, and Donald Trump isn’t him.

      • Bill G

        Born in ’52, for me there is only one with a claim to being “The Donald”.
        He’s a duck in a sailor suit, not a dude in a bad hairdo.

  • B Woodman

    I’ll take the robots over the RINOs. The robots DO know their “place”, and when given the proper commands, they will serve you to the best of their ability.

    Unless . . . . it’s to have their severed heads served on a platter, then I’ll take the RINOs every time. Uummmmm . . . . head of a mummified mitch . . . .post turtle soup, anyone? Orange head of a boner, wet with tears. What to do with that one? A doorstop? He’s held open enough doors for DemonRats in his time.

    • Iconoclast

      The imagery of those heads is something I will savor as I drift off to sleep ….
      Damn, but I’m tired of the groveling, spineless, FGOPe quislings.
      … Long past time to retire this one to the midden heap of history & I’m sure the FGOPe branch of the UniParty fearfully sees this a-comin’ with Trump’s popularity.

  • Kafiroon

    The GOPe expects to Be served.
    Wish it was prison sentences. And their crony partners, the Democrats

    • Old Codger

      And well they should be – slow roasted with a light gravy.

  • RayNAiken

    “Obvious” is just to simple of a word to describe this toon. What is another word for such a glaring truth?

    • capn

      RayNAiken

      ““Obvious” is just to simple of a word to describe this toon. What is another word for such a glaring truth?”

      adj: obvious; brazen; blatant;

      outright
      overt
      flagrant
      conspicuous
      unabashed
      glaring
      shameless
      arrant
      bald
      barefaced
      brassy
      clear
      crying
      flashy
      flaunting
      garish
      gaudy
      impudent
      loud
      meretricious
      naked
      obtrusive
      ostentatious
      plain
      prominent
      pronounced
      sheer
      showy
      snazzy
      unmitigated
      unblushing
      glitzy
      overbold
      protrusive
      screaming

      I hope that helps Ray.

      • capn

        The above were synonyms for Blatant.
        More words related to blatant

        arrant
        adj. flagrant
        absolute
        blatant
        glaring
        notorious
        out-and-out
        unmitigated
        unregenerate

        Trying to be helpful here.

        • capn

          And since we are talking about Chris’ toon how about some combinations?
          IE: subtle but stinging and to the point accurate

          • H_B

            Y’know, you could have just left a link for thesaurus dot com, and called it good…

  • The DT says he’d order soldiers like me to deliberately target the women and kids of the terrorists….to BECOME a terrorist.
    Not. Going. To. Happen.
    …and I’m not EVEN going to get into how many ways that shit would violate the UCMJ and the Geneva Conventions Protocols.
    I prefer my U.S. Constitution.
    Nevertrump.
    Period.

    • No, you misinterpret. It is not “deliberately target the women and kids of the terrorists….to BECOME a terrorist.” It is stop going by these OTT ROEs. It is “Fuck it. If it exists in the target zone, do your duty. If it lives, make it stop.” Bomb it to oblivion, don’t rebuild it. If anything crawls out of the rubble, make sure it knows not to make us come back. This is how wars are won. You don’t blow shit up, only to make it better than it was before you did it, you kill anything that moves and move on.

      • RooftopVoter

        Too bad more don’t understand this cmblake6.

        A ton fewer innocent lives would be lost.

      • steveb919

        I’m with you cmblake6. Well put.

      • Pamela

        There is a codicil to the topic that I will include.
        For each jihadi attack on any city, state and country, one town will be notified with leaflets to leave the area.
        Flatten said area. Go in and put a fence around it claiming territory.
        I believe the term is imminent domain due to abandonment.
        Rent it out to the Israelis for a $1.00 a year

    • I did my 20, I studied Hague and Geneva. I was in from the ass end of Viet Nam past Desert Storm, and a whole bunch of other shit that “never happened”. You win a war by making the enemy afraid you’ll return to finish the job. This particular enemy we face hides behind said women and children so they can shoot us in the back as we walk away.

      • Unca Walt

        There It Is.

      • eon

        The strategic bombing of Germany and Japan by the USAAF and RAF is still considered “controversial”, especially the B-29 “fire raids” of Tokyo, etc. The strategic bombing and “Robot Blitz” of England by the Nazis somehow never gets mentioned.

        And as far as the “enlightened” critics are concerned, the Japanese strategic bombing of about half of China from 1932 to 1945 simply does not exist. (The other half went “un-bombed” mainly due to the limited range and payload of Japanese Army and Navy bombers.)

        You really can’t destroy an enemy’s “will to fight” by inflicting casualties; it never worked for Germany or Japan. It certainly will not work on an enemy that defines martyrdom as a feature, rather than a bug.

        What works is destroying the enemy’s capability to make war upon you. Which includes killing his foot soldiers. Wherever they may be.

        It is more difficult when the enemy does not require bombers, missiles, etc., to make war upon you, but instead relies upon terror tactics inflicted upon your civilian population “up close and personal” for a preference instead of engaging your armed forces in the field. In fact, this enemy will avoid open-field engagement whenever possible, because killing non-combatants before anything else is part of their cultural background (“blood feuds”).

        It’s called “asymmetric warfare” by academics. Many of whom today cheer the terrorists. (Remember “a million Mogadishus”?)

        Would that they were as critical of our enemies (who would be as happy to kill them as anyone else) as they are of us.

        BTW, as long as we’re talking ROE, Geneva, etc., I would point out that combatants who refuse to wear a uniform or some other obvious identifier of their combatant status have no protection under the Convention or the Hague Accords. They are considered outlaws, not “soldiers”.

        No matter what- or who- they use as a shield.

        clear ether

        eon

        • Polly Cy

          An excellent description of the theory and the reality. But not all academics deserve your obvious contempt. Nor should you blame the theory for its followers. Asymmetric warfare has been around for millennia, and embraced enthusiastically since the Scots invented guerrilla warfare. It’s simply a way of leveling the playing field when faced with deficiencies in the ability to wage conventional warfare. Heck, the Colonials used it in our own revolution, particularly in the South. And just a tiny addendum to your description of the international law governing guerrillas: the deciding factor is whether or not the forces represent a state, because only states can sign, and agree to being governed by, international agreements. So say the US, for example, is fighting against the irregular forces. The irregulars are not protected, as you rightly note. However, as a signatory to the various treaties, the US would be constrained, to at least some degree.

          • Patrick Culver

            The Scots cannot claim to have invented guerilla warfare. The Myth of the Peaceful Savage clearly makes the point that this type of warfare has existed far longer than most academics claim.

        • interventor

          The enemy must deny the materiel he needs for war, as well. No bullets means less dead allies. The bombing in Germany and Japan killed many factory workers and factories. Amateurs talk strategy. Professionals talk logistics.

          • eon

            “When I had first heard of the bombing of Coventry, a century ago on my personal time line, I had thought that the bombing of this historic town was an example of the sheer viciousness of the Nazis. While it is not possible to exaggerate the viciousness of that regime’ and the stench of its gas ovens, I now knew that the bombing of Coventry was not simply Schrecklichkeit, as this was an important industrial city, as important to England as Pittsburgh was to the United States.

            Coventry was not the bucolic town I had pictured in my mind. I could see that, if fortune favored us tonight, we might possibly not only destroy a major part of the Luftwaffe’s biggest bombers but also save the lives of skilled craftsmen as necessary to military victory as are brave soldiers.”

            -Maureen Johnson Long in To Sail Beyond The Sunset by Robert Heinlein, re why keeping the Luftwaffe from laying waste to Coventry on the night of 8 Apr 1941 was important for reasons other than rescuing her father.

            The trouble with this vs. the Islamists is that they really don’t produce their own warmaking materials to any great extent. Their main weapon sources are China, Europe, and still to a great extent Russia (no matter what Putin claims).

            Their purely “domestic” arms industries are mainly in Iran (who we don’t bomb), Egypt (who is supposed to be our ally), and Saudi Arabia (where frankly anything can be had for the right price in the right hands).

            To cut their arms supply chain, we’d have to attack people we are supposed to not be at war with.

            This is another drawback of being on the wrong end of asymmetric warfare. The other sides’ backers are often at once more dangerous, and largely untouchable.

            Breaking that paradigm isn’t easy. In fact, in the MidEast, it would tend to lead inevitably to the final iteration of Wretchard’s Three Conjectures;

            http://belmontclub.blogspot.com/2003/09/three-conjectures-pew-poll-finds-40-of.html

            And no, I don’t have an answer that is “easier”. I’m pretty sure there isn’t one.

            clear ether

            eon

        • Old Codger

          “What works is destroying the enemy’s capability to make war upon you.”

          Exactly what my Father-in-law (B-24 flight engineer/top gunner) was doing when shot down. They were coming back from bombing Ploesti when their aircraft was brought down by flack. He had the “pleasure” of an expenses-paid vacation at one of those “resort communities” run by the 3rd Reich in Poland. Then he got to go on an extended “nature hike” sometimes referred to as the “German Death March” (google it). He had so much fun he wouldn’t even tell us about it. Guess he didn’t want to make us jealous.

    • OpenTheDoor

      More Sun Tzu, Patton, Pershing, Ted Roosevelt, less Kasich and Stephen Colbert, just sayin.
      The lessons taught in V/Nam are yet to be learned, a guerrilla war is NOT a nice play date.
      “No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country”. — George S. Patton

      • Polly Cy

        Love the tip of your chapeau to TR. So if I may, here’s his famous “In the Arena” section from his famous “Ciitizen in a Republic” speech:

        It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

      • Old Codger

        “No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country”. — George S. Patton

        I reminded my son of that the last time I talked to him before they breached the berm in Desert Storm. I also had the fun of talking to him about his funeral. 🙁

        (Which, thankfully, did not eventuate) 🙂

    • JTC

      Thank you for your service Touchstone, it is a new kind of war being waged by a new kind of enemy and will refuse orders to engage and destroy it as required,maybe it’s time to take your leave, permanently.

      The two key elements of eon’s comment above is the necessity of destroying an enemy’s capability to make war, wherever and whoever they may be, and the necessity of eliminating the enemy’s access to OUR women and children (that’s your real job), to inflict their “up close and personal” terrorist attacks. And only two potus candidates have sworn to that.

      Tired but true; war is hell. Accept the mission as a soldier or reject it as a civilian.

      • JTC

        Chris, you misinterpreted the part you struck, my meaning was as in military leave, not otherwise. And the other edits of the first para render it nonsensical; it was to say a soldier refusing to engage as required would endanger his brothers and render his participation useless. Sorry if the wording was harsh or misunderstood.

        • Chris Muir

          Apologies,I misread!

    • RayNAiken

      Think of all the WWII bombers that dropped bombs on cities such as Berlin, Dresden, Nagasaki, Hiroshima. They had to know there were women and children. There were women and children working in those factories with the intent on killing Allied troops and civilians in Britain. Do you think we may be speaking German now had they refused to drop those bombs? It is not pleasant to have to think about those events but they are hard facts. And it was necessary. Palestinian children are being taught to stab infidels. I know what I would do if one goes after my children.

  • Bill G

    Painfully precise ‘toon.
    Robots are made with programing being required.
    Dogs need to be trained what to do.
    Beltway politicians train themselves to go against their constituents for political/personal gain.

  • RW

    Perfect.

  • Bill G

    This election cycle has passed SNAFU long ago, and we’re now well past FUBAR.
    We have entered, and are extending BAPFU.

    • Old Codger

      SNAFU I know.

      FUBAR I am intimately acquainted with.

      BAPFU? WTF is that?

      • Bill G

        Beyond All Previous **** **s

        • Bill G

          Hmm, I went back to where I saw this gem, ‘The Insomniac’s Dictionary” and found the actual term is SAPFU, Surpassing All Previous FUs.
          The book has a list of acronyms; SNAFU was previoulsy mentioned, FUBAR came first and then was:
          FUBB F’ed U Beyond Belief
          FUMTU F’ed U More Than Usual
          SAPFU Which I had miss-remembered as BAPFU
          SUSFU Situation Unchanged Still F’ed U
          TARFU Things Are Really F’ed U
          TASFUIRA Things Are So F’ed U It’s Really Amazing
          and
          TUIFU The Ultimate In FUs

  • Bill

    Touché Chris.

  • Spin Drift

    Just finished binge watching Game of Thrones Season Five, how I would love to see Lady Cankles take the Walk of Atonement but there is not enough eye or mind bleach in the known universe to erase the image.

    Somehow I see the ritual stabbing of Jon Snow for “The Watch” as a metaphor for what is going to happen this summer. The aging and dwindling powers that be kill the agent who is trying to create a new coalition to stop a common enemy. The powers can’t see or recognize the new day before them and retreat to visions of history.

    Winter is coming.

    Spin
    Para Bellum

    • Old Codger

      Were you as disappointed that they used a body double for that scene as I was. Was looking forward to scoping out Lena Headey’s goodies ever since reading the books.

      (Hey! Old ain’t dead!)

  • NotYetInACamp

    Islam and Muslims are the enemy of all that is not Islam. By Islam they are all combatants. They will use any means, by any lies, by any actions, and by exploiting any goodness in those not Islam to defeat them. There are no rules of engagement for Islam. They may somewhat limit themselves out of convenience. They have engaged in trade and taxation of Europeans as stop gaps to total conquest. All the areas Muslims enter are areas they are attempting to conquer. They are constantly in consideration and action to conquer the next area. All of the cradle of Christianity is now Muslim dominated land. All is allowed in Islam to extend Islam.
    Some Muslims do have human constraints to their actions. There are few constraints in Islam except actions against other Muslims. they even have some concerning actions against conquered people such as the tax they must pay, and the behavior towards their sex slaves and other slaves.
    Yes. They are slavers.
    Those rules allow them to rape, plunder and kill all not Islam.
    Islam has massacred or enslaved every man, woman, and child in many many villages and cities during their history. They have engaged in genocide regularly. The same actions have been taken in retaliation against such Muslim acts. that is history. Spain took 700 years to kick islam out. now the EU has let Islamic armies back in.
    We do have rules of engagement. They must remain “civilized” unless our civilization is threatened with total destruction. It is so threatened. yet we must take other actions prior to total savagery being used. We are capable of such. All people are capable of such, especially at a life or death time.
    The ROE in Iraq and Afghanistan cost many US military their lives and others their health.
    The Magyar tribe of Hungary has faced the attacks of Islam for over 1000 years. They know what is at stake. They lost much of the country to Islam and the Hapsburg and had to kick both out. Hungary’s Prime Minister is pointing out that the end of Europe as a Western Civilization is at stake. The Magyars have been moved from the Caucus Mountain region to where they are now by expansion of Islam into tribes next to them. About a thousand years ago they took the general area where they are now. They then proceeded to plunder all of Europe at will for about 80 years until 5 nations separate armies coordinated and literally headed them off at the pass and blocked them, forcing them to fight their way out. They then settled around where they are now and became peacefully semi war like, similar to much of Europe.
    We are at that point. The people occupying the white house are bringing in Muslim warriors in vast numbers to the USA and they forced millions into Europe. The “Arab Spring” did not happen by chance. Nor did Qaddafi die by chance. Qaddafi predicted the invasion of Europe if he and others were killed.
    All Muslims brought in contrary to law must be removed from here and Europe. that is the only way to “solve” the problem that having Muslims invade a nation brings. Emigration conquest is praised and said to be rewarded in Paradise in the Koran. That is a part of Islamic war as old as Islam itself. the prophet used hijrah emigration in conquering what is now Medina. That was Islam’s first conquest.

    Trump sees the problem and appears to be willing to attempt to find what will work to solve the problems threatening our survival. He also appears to be willing to discuss many means to solve problems until one that is workable. It seems that he will listen to others as to how far to take matters. That he is willing to discuss matters and not keep all agendas quiet and hidden is better than all politicians that I have observed.
    I do not see any other politician who has an approach to the problems that will work to actually address the problems bluntly, much less solve them.
    I believe that Trump will serve the people and the nation, which is the people. If he feels great and stroked and stoked after serving the people. all the better.
    I am sure that he will enjoy the DDQ.
    DDQ. A fitting reward after some hard work.

    • interventor

      The Magyar staked their enemies, especially Muzzies.

      • NotYetInACamp

        I have felt that desire with some. 🙂
        Stifled it though.

        Vlad the Impaler has that reputation. He was in what is now part of Romania.

      • NotYetInACamp

        Very well done article.
        I am glad that you enjoyed it. It is educational. I have heard most or all of the conclusions before. he added new information that he had learned. He showed his wisdom as a seasoned prosecutor to understand that as he was raised as an Irish Catholic in the Bronx, he needed much more information to properly proceed with the prosecution of an Islamic scholar.
        He laid it out well and used one of my favorite Winston Churchill quotes.
        i suppose that my copy of that issue shall catch up with me here soon. I enjoyed reading it online in this context. Thank you for the link.

      • Bill G

        Just now read the article. My thanks also for the link. An excellent read.

      • NotYetInACamp

        As the Prime Minister of Turkey has often said, “Islam is Islam.” ‘ There is no radical Islam.’

  • Jorge_Banner

    Ten or twenty more atomic bombs on the japs would have convinced them.
    And a couple on germany would have convinced the nazis.
    One on Berlin and another on whatever other nazi shit hole you can name and it would have been over in 24 hours.
    And turn Mecca, Medina and Teheran into radioactive dust and pisslims will begin to consider the wisdom of a change of attitude.
    If they don’t you just keep going at it until they do or you run out of pisslims.
    THAT’s how you win wars.
    It has worked for the ages.
    No need to change now.
    And as for “domestic” terrorists you go find each and every single pisslim on your territory and you dump them into the ocean.
    And you never let another one in.
    Problem solved.
    We won’t do it.
    And they will win.
    Because they are tough.
    They are evil but they are tough.
    And we have become weak.
    With all our moral high ground and our technology we are like butter.
    And we elect mulatto commie fagots to “lead” us.
    Even Israel is becoming weak.
    And they ought to know better.

    • Old Codger

      One problem. After Nagasaki we were out of weapons-grade fissionables. We had totally shot our wad as it were. If (as very nearly happened) Japan had not surrendered, we would have been forced to activate Operation Downfall resulting in – potentially – MILLIONS of Allied casualties and the virtual depopulation of the main islands of Japan.

      Oh and, Jorge? How about leaving off the offensive, obsolete racial slurs such as “mulatto”? You just insulted some of my dearest nieces and nephews. I don’t give a TINKER’S DAMN about Obama’s ethnic heritage. It’s his politics/ideology that I don’t like. But I purely LOATHE AND DESPISE the use of such terms. They’re hateful and just plain wrong.

      Only an blind man can fail to see the color of another man’s skin; but only a FOOL makes value judgments based upon that single observation. BTW, the Creator’s definition of “fool” is a MORAL DEGENERATE! In a truly civilized society I would be able either to hear a public apology of your egregious insult and breach of civility of meet you on the sands and extract payment from your body for them.

      • Jorge_Banner

        Get off your silly high horse.
        The fact this vermin is a mulatto is relevant to who he and all the SJW kind is and how they think.
        He was elected BECAUSE he is a mulatto and, amongst other things, BECAUSE he is a mulatto, he’s destroying the country.
        He and his kind have proven that behind any reasonable doubt and they keep proving it every single day.
        For them if your skin is dark you can do no wrong and if your skin is not dark you can do no right.
        He’s a racist and he hates whites and he hates decency and he hates America and nothing bad that can be said about any of his kind is undeserved.
        I’ll call him a mulatto commie fagot all I want and you can take that AND your political correctness to a quiet corner and sit on it and I bet you’ll like it.

        • billf

          I’ve got to agree with Jorge on this one.I don’t think it’s racist to hate dear leader’s politics.I DO think he’s racist to support black ideology over white,and I do think he got votes simply because he’s black.So I agree his race has something to do with his politics.
          If your loved ones are not socialists,then this doesn’t apply to them,but it is still relevant to Obama and his racist politics

      • JTC

        So in this “truly civilized society” the Constitution is selectively mis-applied, as the first amendment is voided and the second enforces that redaction.

        I think somebody’s got things a little assbackwards.

      • Spin Drift

        Jorge and billf, I have to go with civility here. DBD is graciously written by Mr. Muir and he allows us to wax eloquent on his daily toon. The use of racial epitaphs to describe characters or national stage actors degrades the soul of discourse and only reinforces stereotypes. Old Codger called you out and I will gladly be his second.

        Spin
        “A rose by any other name…” Some English wanker

        • JTC

          Another vote for violence to stifle free speech. Figures; that’s what windbag TC said in another of his mouth diarrhea attacks.

          Epithets is the term but epitaphs works better for me for some of those “characters”. 😉

      • H_B

        Lighten’ up, Francis.

  • interventor

    Remember Germany surrendered before A bomb ready foe deployment
    .

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